A CDA Training Program in Child Development

Atlas Training is a CDA Training program in Child Development. It offers Competency-Based Education (CBE) to participants on an interactive learning platform and is an alternative to the traditional online model of watching videos and taking a multiple choice quiz to demonstrate knowledge.

About Atlas Training Center

Atlas Training is a CDA Training program in Child Development. It offers Competency-Based Education (CBE) to participants on an interactive learning platform and is an alternative to the traditional online model of watching videos and taking a multiple choice quiz to demonstrate knowledge.

Participants enrolling in Atlas Training work through one module at a time and demonstrate that they understand and can apply what they learn prior to moving on to the next module. Progress is based on demonstration of proficiency and/or mastery of the 13 functional areas of the national CDA and is measured through assessments that include discussions, assignments, reflections and multiple choice quizzes.

Though Atlas Training is a nine month program, students have flexibility within each month to complete work at their own pace. Content mastery is the focus, rather than students completing training just to earn hours to use towards the credential.


Group Learning: Our programs are organized into cohorts. You will be able to learn from other students’ learning experiences as you participate in online discussions.


100% Online: The program is fully online, and assignments for each module can be completed at any time during the month they are active (1 module per month).


Meaningful Field Experiences: Throughout the program, you will have opportunities to apply your learning to numerous scenarios that you may encounter in the field!


Available CDA Training Courses

Family Child Care CDA Training

This 120-hour CDA Training allows teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers to learn about Child Growth and Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for children ages birth-5. Come learn with others who work with infants and toddlers and prepare to earn your CDA endorsement in Infant/Toddler Care.

Preschool CDA Training

This 120-hour CDA Training allows preschool teachers to learn about Child Growth and Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for children ages birth-5. Come learn with others who work with children ages 3-5 and prepare to earn your CDA endorsement for work with Preschoolers.

Infant & Toddler CDA Training

This 120-hour CDA Training is designed for Family Child Care Providers who care for children. Participants learn about Child Growth and Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for children ages birth-5. Come learn with other Family Child Care Providers and prepare to earn your CDA endorsement for Family Child Care.